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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPASaint Arnold Endeavour IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

676 Ratings
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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 70
Gots: 99 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Same recipe as Divine Reserve #11.

(Beer added by: Kornoms on 02-29-2012)
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Photo of Fitzmke
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Fitzmke, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of ThirdEyePA
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ThirdEyePA, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of dcloeren
4.98/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a beautiful sunset orange with 2 fingers of fluffy bright white head. Excellent retention. Kept close to two fingers head the whole way down leaving copious amounts of STICKY lacing

Great citrus hop aroma (orange and grapefruit) along with peach, mango and pine sap. Smells extremely fresh and dank as hell. The aroma is very enticing and begs for you to take a sip.

Citrus hop bomb as soon as it hits your lips! The taste follows the nose to the T. Excellent tropical fruits (mangos and papayas), grapefruit flesh along with some dank pine hops and finishes up with a nice peach taste on the end.

The mouthfeel is Fantastic! Smooth, creamy, medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Sticky as hell and goes down so easy! I cant emphasize the smoothness of this beer enough.

Overall, this beer is divine. Saint Arnolds did a fantastic job with this one. They nailed it! One of the best DIPA's I've ever had and quite possibly the best beer to ever come out of Texas. Thank God this is a year round beer now! I plan on keepin my fridge stocked at all times.

dcloeren, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev -3.8%

WritersBlock, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of rjgbeeradvo
1/5  rDev -76%

rjgbeeradvo, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first DIPA I've has out of Texas, and it doesn't disappoint. The beer pours a light straw/ golden amber with a white head that doesn't fade too quickly. The beer's nose is juicy citrus hops and the taste is no different. This is exactly what I want in an IPA. Thr mouthfeel isn't too gross and leaves residual bitterness without hitting you over the head with it. Overall this beer is outstanding and well priced.

ThePorterSorter, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of TenHornsProud
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my friend Jeff in Houston for this one!!

Pours a clear orange with a big white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of peach, mango, pine, general citrus, some spice from the Columbus, just overall tropical fruit with a backing of pine. Really big and pleasing nose.

Taste is up front stone fruit and earthy pine that goes into a brighter bitter fruit note, more citric and plum, peach in the middle and ends on a bitter, but balanced, note with lingering grapefruit notes. A brilliant interplay between fruit and pine flavor...just fantastic.

Medium body with medium to lower carbonation works well. Alcohol is present but not overpowering.

Having just had Pliny the Younger, I would say that this is almost like a less refined version of that beer...but it's not a big leap either way. Bottom line: this is the best Texas DIPA I've had and one of the best I've had in general. A brutal fucking victory for Texas beer.

TenHornsProud, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1131st Review on BA
Bottle to Piraat Tulip
22oz

2-27-12 Bottle Date

Thanks to lnashsig for this one

App- More of an amber mixed with orange on this one with a very tight bound 1/2-1 finger white colored head with amazing cling and slide on this one. One of the best looking DIPA I have seen.

Smell- A nice smelling DIPA. Has a large hoppy beginning and then transitions to a nice malt backing note. Note overly tropical but does have some good citrus notes with some orange and lemon poking through. A small grapefruit and sticky sweet note on the back.

Taste- As I tweeted to lee since we were talking about this I will stand by what I said. The blend of 3 hops give a damp earthy citrus. Spicy, hoppy blend. Not overly bright but well balanced and clean. A nice DIPA but not overly wowing to me.

Mouth- A large medium body with a medium carbonation. A certain creamy note comes in on the finish with some good simple hop bitter and a little bit or citrus remaining.

Drink- A good DIPA from TX. Clean, to the point and well layered. It was for what this is a good rep of the style. The centenial and columbus doing a good job of layering bitter and citrus with the simcoe adding some pine in the finish. I'd like to have this on draught to compare. One day!

FosterJM, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of BeersCriteria
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a strawberry color with a small soapy head.

S- I get an immediate hit of a strong tangerine scent. It's a very sweet and juicy smell, very pleasant.

T- Good hop bite with tastes of citrus and floral with a hint of a sweet malty backbone. Mouth feel was light and clean as well. It's a solid DIPA and I am a little under the weather so I might not be giving this brew it's due diligence, however, I expected a little more from a Divine Reserve. Nonetheless, I'll probably pick up another bottle.

Food Pairing- I could see this pairing well with a good spicy-earthy deep dish pizza. Something like a spicy italian sausage, mushrooms, jalapenos, beef and even pineapple to pair with the citrus notes.

BeersCriteria, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of brandoneast
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When Saint Arnold released their extremely limited 11th Divine Reserve in late March of last year, beer nerds and the curious alike flocked stores and snagged whatever their limits (typically only a couple six packs) of this beer without even tasting it. By the time I chilled a bottle of DR11 and rushing around town that same eventing to snatch another sixer, they were all gone. So you can imagine the elation around Texas when Saint Arnold announced they were not only re-bottling DR11 but making it year-round and in a 22oz bomber.

Endeavour is one of the best Double IPAs I've ever had and in my humble opinion, it truly may go down as one of the best beers any Texas brewery has EVER produced. It's that good. The orangey/amber colored beer is fruity (peach, mango, satsuma, grapefruit, and pineapple) with strong piny, floral and very slightly dank/cannabis nose, some earth, lemon basil leaf, all packaged with apparent bitterness and wrapped around sweet malty flavors of toffee and caramel then finishes again with sweet citrus and stone fruit.

Outstanding and will soon be (if they stay the course and change nothing) a world-class Double IPA that truly rivals some of the best of its style, truly a very proud Texas achievement. Drink this very, very fresh.

Texas pride aside, I had this side-by-side, Pliny the Elder, Surly Abrasive, and Heady Topper with a couple friends and Endeavour attracted amazement from each of us on how this beer not only compared but was better in some respects to those others. Pliny had the complexity of hops and clean, crisp snap but Endeavour edged out on the balance and drinkability while having a nice complexity. Abrasive and Heady Topper compared most to Endeavour.

brandoneast, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of obrike
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Walked into my Round Rock Specs yesterday and was quite pleased to find a freshly delivered batch of this stuff. Picked up 3 bottles with a big smile on my face, remembering how much I enjoyed last year's DR11.

Nice light orange pour into my 512 Brewing Co pint glass...a decent head that does not linger too long, but leaves pretty streaks of white lace.

The scent...damn. Just beautiful. A very dank, earthy pine mixed with mango, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine. Top notch.

Taste follows nose for sure...a bit of a tingly crisp bite as well. This one has a great hybrid of earthy pine and fruity hops...the malt is minimal, but it's still there for some balance.

Easily the best Texas DIPA/IPA I've had, and certainly rivals the likes of Maharaja and Lagunitas Sucks in my opinion.

Very proud of Saint Arnolds for putting out such a kick-ass brew...and at $5.99, a hell of a bargain to boot.

obrike, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

lpotter, Mar 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jenray, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of DexterP236
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

DexterP236, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of ctempuser
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice amber color.

S: Citrus fruit, fresh hops and pine.

T: Hops is powerful, but at the same time it is a mellow and mature hops that does not overwhelm the other flavors of citrus, malt, and melon/passion fruit.

M/D: Very good balance of carbonation--spot on.

Overall: I remember DR 11 having more dimensions than this one, but this is still nevertheless a very very good DIPA.

If you have access to one, pick it up. It would be impossible to regret.

ctempuser, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of champ103
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hay Merchant, and again at the Gingerman.

A: Pours a perfectly clear amber/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of patchy lace is left behind.
S: Mango, peach, pears, lots of tropical fruits. Some honey like sweetness in the finish for balance. Lots in the aroma.
T: Big on the hops. A little one dimensional with tropical fruits and a honey like sweetness in the finish. Though still very enjoyable.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Crisp and ultra smooth. Like silk. Not nearly as resinous as some other DIPA's which I think is great. So smooth and easy to drink. Something I want to come back to again and again.

This is excellent. I am not a hop head by any means, but Saint Arnold hit this out of the park. Every bit as good as the original DR release if not better. Something I would highly recommend and am glad this is a year round offering.

champ103, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of numb
3.13/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

What's the big deal? Aggressive, one-dimensional hop profile is decent, but hell, where's the body? Isn't this supposed to be a DIPA? This has the viscocity of a lighter IPA. The Saint Arnolds crew don't seem to understand that a heavy body is a essential characteristic of the style. Until they get this right, this is just another bandwagon beer…

numb, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of UTCengOwl
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved DR11. LOVED. Let's see if this hits the same high standard. Purchased a bomber in Austin at the Sunrise Mini Mart. Popping it open and sniffing the cap... yep, I'm gonna love this beer. Does this smell even better than DR11? Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

The beer pours an amazingly clear orange. Nice off white head that leaves good lacing and sticks around the top of the beer. I'm trying to find faults, but it's hard. Time to stop picking nits and just give in to the 5.

The nose has been impressive from the moment I popped the cap. Pine is my first thought. Then the tropical honey-drenched pineapple comes through. This is just one heck of an inviting smell.

The taste is... a bit less sharp. Pineapple hop through the end with a clean hop bite at the end. Very, very drinkable for a IIPA. It's lacking a bit of depth in the hop flavor and it's not quite what I remember, but it's still damned good.

This beer delivered once again even though my expectation bar was extremely high. St. Arnold having this available year-round instantly improves the Texas beer market by a large amount and give us the flagship big beer that we can all throw that state pride behind.

UTCengOwl, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

CommonRider, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Gorgeous amberish gold with a nice soapy and frothy head atop. Very good lacing.

Smell: A prevalent citrus with slightly grassy and earthy tones, maybe a little peach. A nice malt sweetness also is detectable, along with some clean, fruity esters.

Taste: Classic West-Coast DIPA, big bitterness up front, then piney and citrusy hops. As the beer warmed I felt the peach flavor I described in the aroma becoming more noticeable, as well as some spice notes from the columbus. The malt is very much present, giving a nice roundness to the beer. Clean yeast with low-moderate esters.

Mouthfeel: Has a nice dry finish, but not over the top and the malt helps keep it in check

Overall: The best offering I have gotten yet from Saint Arnold, this really shows a lot of promise for their future releases. The hop character is not as huge as some DIPAs, but it is incredible well balanced and very complex. They also utilized malt not just as a body on which the hops could support themselves, but also as a contributor to the flavor. I think this beer is great, I will always pick up a couple when I am down in Houston.

Siriusfisherman, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of canadianghetto
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

canadianghetto, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of PhatAtUT
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle date of 2/27 poured into snifter

quickly dissipating head. dark red-orange. smells amazing. reminds me of fresh pliny. not sure ive had a beer that smells better than this one. sweet caramel, strong pine.

very bitter up front. serious hops. more bitter than i would expect from an ~80ibu brew. balances out on the back end. fruity. get some melon, peaches. sweet and very pleasant, but dont pick up citrus necessarily. delicious.

sticky nice medium body. perhaps just a touch high on the carbonation. coats and sticks to mouth. very enjoyable.

loved it as DR11 and love it again as endeavour. honestly think it holds its own against the best DIPAs ive had (pliny, PH, abrasive, hopslam)

PhatAtUT, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Intrik
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Intrik, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

FUNKPhD, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of lnashsig
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled dated 2-27-12! 2 days old, officially the freshest IPA in a bottle I have ever had. Poured from bottle into Brooklyn Tulip glass. Pours a nearly transparent golden orange color. A little bit of head, about 1 finger. not much lacing as it recedes. Smell- dank citrus hops, tropical sweet aroma of mango and papaya. Smells amazing. Taste- prickly hops explode on the tongue- tight carbonation, followed by a really nice medium bodied flood of sweet mango and hop resin bitter finish. Wow! Watch out world, Houston is on the map with a great Imperial IPA.

lnashsig, Mar 01, 2012
Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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